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Using Dominance theory/pack leader/alpha dog in dog training is outdated, poorly founded, and irrelevant, perpetuated by pop culture and poorly educated trainers. Here are some credible sources on the subject. :)


American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior

Blog View Dominance In Domestic Dogs Useful Construct Or Bad Habit Bradshaw Blackwell

Association of Pet Dog trainers
http://www.apdt.com/about/ps/dominance.aspx and

http://www.apdt.com/petowners/choose/dominance.aspx and

http://www.apdt.com/petowners/choose/dominancemyths.aspx

Welfare in Dog Training

Jean donaldson Are Dogs Pack Animals? | Academy for Dog Trainers

Dr. Yin DVM, MS (the lady with that free shaping vid I always post)
The Dominance Controversy

Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBC Debunking Alpha Theory

4 Paws University Welcome 4pawsu.com - BlueHost.com

NonLinearDogs
http://www.nonlineardogs.com/ and

the specifics of dominance theory...from non linear dogs.com
http://www.nonlineardogs.com/100MostSillyPart1-2.html and

this one is heavy, for indept understanding.
The Social Organization of the Domestic Dog | Nonlinear Dogs

Victoria Stilwell (webinar) http://positively.com/2013/06/21/victorias-webinar-with-dogington-post/

Articles & Studies
Karen Pryor http://www.clickertraining.com/node/2297?SSAID=314743

http://www.pawsoflife.org/Library/Behavior/Bradshaw_2009.pdf

[/b]http://www.examiner.com/article/dog-whispering-the-21st-century

VIN News

http://www.animalsandsociety.com/assets/library/205_s15327604jaws07047.pdf

http://www.dogforum.com/redirect-to...e_social_ecology_of_feral_dogs_and_wolves.pdf

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog...other-feral-dogs-cooperate-do-they-coordinate

http://www.dogboston.com/askjo/cesarmillan.htm

David Mech http://www.mnforsustain.org/wolf_mech_dominance_alpha_status.htm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sophia-yin/experts-say-dominance-bas_b_204482.html

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090217141540.htm

Other sites
BEYOND CESAR MILLAN - Home

http://beyondcesarmillan.weebly.com/to-those-who-defend-cm.html

https://www.reddit.com/r/dogs/comments/ewcdd
Clickersolutions http://www.clickersolutions.com/articles/2001/dominance.htm



Dogs know we are not dogs. Dogs are not trying to take over, disrespect you, plan a coup...etc. Dogs simply do what works. As does every organism. Period :)
 
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